Isa Fernández Farrés
Isa Fernández Farrés
R&D Platform Lead
Heura Foods

With a major in Chemistry, Ms. Fernández started her career as NPD Manager in Danone, where she led development of new products and factory lines in Africa & Middle East. In 2011, she took a break from Industry to start an Engineering Doctorate in food physics at U. of Birmingham. Isabel created new biopolymer microgels with designed structures and rheology; and modelled their elastohydrodynamic lubrication in relation to their fat-like textures. In 2015 she joined Nestlé as a Research Scientist in Switzerland, where she focused on developing new PB Technologies from scientific innovations. She is the inventor of 30+ patents, and author of several publications in high impact scientific journals.